Handmade in Brugge
Bruges is full of passionate and highly motivated creative spirits, who day after day prove that craftsmanship has a future and that Bruges’ craftsmanship is timeless. Modern-day artisans who produce their wares locally and by hand are recognized with the award of the Handmade in Bruges label. The Handmade in Bruges guide (available in Dutch, French, German and English and available for free from the tourist offices) bundles together these ‘makers of things’, putting them both literally and figuratively on the map, allowing you to find your way with ease to one of their many stores or workshops selling handmade goods. And once you are there, you are almost certain to leave with an original, handmade gift – either for yourself or for your family and friends at home.
Make sure you also visit De Makersrepubliek at Academiestraat 14, or The Box at Sint-Jakobsstraat 28, an open house for Bruges craftsmen, young entrepreneurs and start-ups. The home to Handmade in Bruges is situated Sint-Jakobsstraat 36 or online at www.handmadeinbrugge.be.